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Rodgers wants to beef up 'shallow' Liverpool squad

ESPN staff
May 18, 2013
Brendan Rodgers signed a three-year contract to become Liverpool manager in June 2012 © Getty Images

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to improve the club's squad depth during the summer in order to sustain a challenge at the top of the Premier League.

The Reds are resigned to a seventh-placed finish following Rodgers' first season at the helm but have begun to make steady progress under the former Swansea and Reading manager thanks to the arrival of Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho in January.

And Rodgers is keen to continue that upward trajectory by introducing more new faces as soon as possible, with reports suggesting he will be granted a £20 million kitty by owners Fenway Sports Group.

"I think there will be a natural transition in the summer because we need to improve our depth because the squad was very shallow," Rodgers said.

"You want to do your business as early as you can and we will look to reinforce but come the beginning of the season we would hope to have a squad ready to challenge.

"The scouts are doing a terrific job - they are leaving no stone unturned in order to get us the players we need."

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